Scattering by refractive index fluctuations (inhomogeneities in material density or composition) that are small with respect to wavelength.
Refractive Index Profile
The refractive index measured in a fibre as a function of the distance from the axial core or center.
The ratio of light velocity in a vacuum to its velocity in the transmitting medium.
Return loss (RL)
Power ratio of transmitted signal to reflected signal of an optical port.
Multiple fibres organized in a flat array.